Fernando Alonso to drive in charity karting race in Brazil

Fernando Alonso will participate in a charity karting race according to Felipe Massa. The "International Challenge of the Stars" is organised by the latter and there is a possibilty that Michael Schumacher and Valentino Rossi may also take part.

Updated: November 14, 2012 19:52 IST
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Sao Paulo: Felipe Massa says Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso will drive in the charity karting race he hosts every year in Brazil.

It will be the first time Alonso participates in the "International Challenge of the Stars" organized by Massa, who says he is also close to announcing that seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher and MotoGP star Valentino Rossi will compete.

Schumacher has twice won the charity race, which will take place Jan. 12-13 in the southern Brazilian city of Florianopolis.

F1 driver Jaime Alguersuari won the event last year. Other drivers who competed in 2011 included Rubens Barrichello, Nelson Piquet Jr., Jerome D'Ambrosio, Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan.

The money from ticket sales goes to local charities.

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